There is so much that we can learn from one another!
In the places where we are weak, there is someone who can step up with different strengths, services or inspiration.
You can be effective. You can stand out when you are open to “out of the box” thinking, cooperation and collaboration.
Speaking to this there was an article published on the Internet a few years ago. It told the story of three individuals who were looking for a way to grow their landscaping and irrigation businesses. They took a concept and a service that has been around for a long time, parking lot line painting and built it into a successful franchising company. According to the article while thinking about new services that the three of them could offer their existing clients, that they could also market to gain new ones, one of the individuals proposed the simple idea of painting lines on pavement. The thought of one individual in collaboration with the strengths of two others grew a simple idea into a lot of dollars. What struck me about what these three individuals achieved is that creative thinking is not rocket science. It is not reserved for a particular occupation, or for special minds – it is an activity open to everyone. Anyone willing to put time and effort into capturing the fruits of everyday intuitive thinking can find everything from answers to problems, keys to new inventions, services and products and steps to grow business and revenues.
What three business owners did with a thought and working together is just another proof that opportunities to lean into others strengths and kill it together are everywhere!